NDP MLA Malcolmson says more active transportation options are rolling out for Nanaimo

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NANAIMO – New Democrat MLA Sheila Malcolmson says people in Nanaimo will have more options for active transportation with provincial funding for local projects.

“We’re funding active transportation infrastructure in Nanaimo to create safer routes for cyclists, pedestrians, and more,” said Sheila Malcolmson, MLA for Nanaimo. “ This is a win-win for Nanaimo, helping people exercise, strengthen community connections, and fight climate change.”

In Nanaimo the following projects received funding through the New Democrat government’s Active Transportation Infrastructure Grants program:

  • City of Nanaimo – $500,000
    • Beban Labieux Trail, a multi-use pathway in Beban Park connecting the existing network of trails.
  • City of Nanaimo – $182,500
    • Departure Bay Road South Sidewalk-Alan-A-Dale to Wardropper Park, an extension of sidewalk between Alan-A-Dale Pl and Wardropper Park.

Across B.C., $24 million in provincial funding will support 80 active transportation infrastructure projects, including 59 projects to build safer transportation networks for people choosing active modes of transit. Additionally, 21 communities are receiving funding to create network plans that can lay the groundwork for future active transportation projects.

The grants will make it easier and safer for people to choose active transportation to get to work, school, shopping, or other destinations in their communities.

The Active Transportation Infrastructure Grants program supports the Province’s CleanBC commitment to increase shares of trips by walking, cycling and transit.